Thursday, October 25, 2012

New to the Family

Browsing Craigslist I came across this beauty

All real wood and a sweet deal at just 20 bucks. Texted the lady, paypal'd the 20 and my friend picked it up. It's now a part of the front room furniture family! Yay!

Now, my painting friends - What to do? As you know, I am going for the beach cottage feel (should make us feel great in the winter months - lol) 

The hutch will stand where the trunk is now.

and I know I want to leave the top and the bottom edge as is. 

I want to paint the middle. The hutch that I bought off Craigslist last year is white and hope that some day the carpenter will put a wood top between the upper and lower parts (or I'll save the money and someday give it a shot myself)

More about the hutch here

I guess I should match it to the color of the hutch, since they are in the same room. But think I would go for the chalk paint version, maybe a bit of stressing to bring out the weave pattern in the door.. What do you think?

Also, is this something that I should save for a Summer project? or could I do this, lets say in December or January  (I'll be painting in our unheated shop or our cool slightly heated basement)?

Oh and btw, sorry for the absence, my daughter is here for an extended visit and we are always on the go.

Looking forward to your suggestions!

Aloha a Hui Hou!

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Another Book for my Library.

Another book that I want to add to my library is this one:

found on Amazon
This book was written by a blogger that was on a tight budget and built all the furniture for her new home.

There is a lot of cool stuff on her blog Ana White - Homemaker and I've found a couple of more things that I would like to add to my list of projects I'd like to take on for the house.

Aloha a Hui Hou!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Builder in Me

A while back I posted about the Kreg jig and wanting to build some things for the house.

Well I've had this beauty pinned to my pinterest page for quite some time.

Photo and plan can be found here

The pin keeps disappearing, but luckily it's popular and can easily be found via a quick google search.

Looks like a good way to get the washers up, off the floor without spending all the money for pedestals.

Building project #1 on my list.

Aloha a Hui Hou!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How sneaky!

I don't get many responses to my blog posts and it's kinda exciting when I get an alert letting me know that someone has something to say.

This morning was no different.

Anonymous wrote "Thanks for sharing.." on one of my DIY posts.

And I thought, someone didn't have an account and didn't want to post their name....and that's ok.

As I was clicking to publish a little blue line under the period caught my eye and my next thought was uh-oh.

I quickly went to my blog and discovered that Mr. or Ms Anonymous put a link to a web site in their comment. Sneaky......

I copied the link and googled it. Mostly I found other blogs where this person posted flattering posts like nice blog, thanks for sharing anonymously....with the same hidden link in the site.

I wasn't brave dumb enough to get suckered into clicking the link and maybe getting hacked or worse.

Just thought I'd share, so you don't get suckered in.

Aloha A Hui Hou!